You will be given suggestions about what to prepare for the first class.

In the first week you will:

Look at examples of artists work, talk about how artists use the technique and have planned their images

Discuss the properties of different wood

Discuss images and how to plan the sequence of woodblocks (3)

Learn about the different carving tools and how to use them

Draw directly onto your woodblock or learn how to transfer a drawing onto the block

Learn how to make the registration


In the second week you will:

Explore the difference between using traditional colour and commercial colours

Learn how to size paper

Learn how to damp paper

Learn how to mix the paste and colour on the block and how to print your blocks

Print and continue to cut blocks

In the third week you will:

Explore printing and colour mixing

Focus on printing all of your blocks together to make your final image

Tea and coffee provided.

Please bring your own tools if you have them.